Working Memory

Working Memory

We tend to divide memory into three parts: Short-Term Memory, Long-Term Memory and Working Memory

Some experts consider short-term and working memory to be the same thing. There is however a difference between the two. Working memory, as the name implies, is the information we work with directly while performing various tasks.

The information is taken from both short-term and long-term memory. Short-term memory contains mainly new information, which we take in through our senses; it is therefore sometimes called sensory memory.

Normally, we only keep data in our working memory for a short while until we have completed the mental process involved. Afterwards, the information is stored in long-term memory.

When we learn how to operate a new machine, or a new software program as an example, we use our working memory to collect all the necessary information required to complete the task successfully. The learning process is based on our previous abilities and knowledge, which we retrieve from the long-term memory, and from information collected through our short-term memory. This combined information is processed by the working memory, and then transferred to long term memory for future use. For those familiar with computer terms, working memory is very similar to the computer Random Access Memory (RAM).

How does AttenGo help in improving working memory?

AttenGo’s different cognitive exercises train the brain to enhance all the core cognitive skills. However, there is a specific emphasize during the training on improving content processing, digit span, visual spatial processing, auditory-visual coordination and speed of processing. This type of training will greatly improve your memory.

AttenGo’s unique system enables the brain not only to enhance this important cognitive function, but also to generalize it to all areas of learning.